Final Day of Shooting at Mom’s House for Indiana University Momentum magazine

In Magazine Articles & Other Publications On January 29, 2015 0 Comments

A film crew from Indiana University shot two days with Mom and I in NYC for a feature story premiering next month in Momentum magazine (Day 1 and… Read More »


Additional Frivolity (all caught on camera!) for Indiana University Momentum magazine shoot

In Magazine Articles & Other Publications, Reviews: Shows, Restaurant, Bars, etc. On January 28, 2015 0 Comments

My alma mater, Indiana University, publishes Momentum magazine which spotlights 2-3 alumni in each issue. I was delighted (and humbled) when they reached out to do a feature… Read More »


Mom visits Manhattan for Indiana University Momentum magazine shoot – Day 1

In Magazine Articles & Other Publications On January 27, 2015 0 Comments

In the 17 years I’ve been living in New York, Mom has made a point of coming at least once a year to visit. However, since my brother… Read More »


If I Had My Life To Live Over by Nadine Stair

In Random Thoughts On January 25, 2015 0 Comments

There have been many versions, but I love this one from Nadine Stair. Interestingly, it was first published in  Reader’s Digest in October 1953, where it was wrongly… Read More »

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Vetting a Travel Agent or Tour Operator

In Health/Medical/Safety Concerns, Reader Questions, South America On January 21, 2015 0 Comments

James from Houston sent me the following question: Your blog has inspired me to plan a trip (our first!) with my dad this summer. I want to hire… Read More »

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REVIEW: Circus Now – International Contemporary Circus Exposure

In Random Thoughts On January 16, 2015 0 Comments

Who amongst us hasn’t wanted to run away and join the circus at one point or another? Heck, it’s been a tough week, so chucking it all in… Read More »

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Reader Question: Navigating the Airport with Children

In Multigenerational Travel, North America, Reader Questions On January 11, 2015 0 Comments

Bob from Michigan sent me the following question: My wife and I are planning a trip to Disney in Florida with our grandchildren. What advice do you have… Read More »

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Twas the Month After Christmas….

In Humor, Random Thoughts On January 2, 2015 0 Comments

Egads twas the month after Christmas — what was I thinking all December long?!?!?   Twas the month after Christmas and all through the house Nothing would fit… Read More »

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Our Opportunity to Begin Anew

In Random Thoughts On January 1, 2015 0 Comments

That’s the great thing about life – every day/week/month/year is an opportunity to begin anew. To do something different. To be better. Welcome to Day 1 of the… Read More »


My Carry On Must Haves

In Packing Suggestions On December 30, 2014 0 Comments

I have learnt that I am incapable of packing the right amount of clothing, probably because I start 10 minutes before I’m supposed to leave. —Marcus Brigstocke  … Read More »